Test Breakdowns

Specialized Epic Hardtail

Geometry

David Golay reviews the Nicolai / Geometron G16 Mojo Special Edition bike for Blister
  • Front: 100 mm
  • Rear: Hardtail
  • 29"
  • Carbon frame only
Specialized’s XC Race Hardtail, redone for model year 2020 to be lighter, faster, and more forgiving.

Consider if:

  • You appreciate a lightweight hardtail that climbs well
  • You ride or race XC-style for long distances on smoother trails

Don't bother if:

  • You appreciate a lightweight hardtail that climbs well
  • You ride or race XC-style for long distances on smoother trails
    • Epic Hardtail: $2,120 – best bang for the buck
    • Comp: $2,620 
    • Expert: $4,320 
    • Pro: $5,520 – best practical
    • S-Works XTR: $8,520
    • S-Works Ultralight: $9,020
    • S-Works AXS: $9,520
    • S-Works Frameset: $2,500
    • Trek Procaliber
    • Scott Scale
    • Giant XTC
    • Pivot Les
    • Santa Cruz Highball

Hoka One One Bondi 6

Most Cushion

Maddie Hart reviews the Hoka One One Challenger ATR 5 for Blister

Cushion is the name of the game with the Bondi 6. It offers more of it than any other Hoka road shoe, with the goal of providing a comfortable, smooth ride for all distances. If road miles leave you feeling beat up, you might want to give the Bondi 6 a look.

Stack Height

  • Heel: 37 mm
  • Forefoot: 33 mm
Drop: 4 mm

Stated Weight

  • Men's: 309 g
  • Women's: 244 g
MSRP: $150.00
Maddie Hart reviews the Hoka One One Challenger ATR 5 for Blister

Cushion is the name of the game with the Bondi 6. It offers more of it than any other Hoka road shoe, with the goal of providing a comfortable, smooth ride for all distances. If road miles leave you feeling beat up, you might want to give the Bondi 6 a look.

Stack Height

  • Heel: 37 mm
  • Forefoot: 33 mm
Heel to Toe Drop: 4 mm
MSRP: $150.00

Stated Weight

  • Men's: 309 g
  • Women's: 244 g